2016 FIFA Club World Cup
The 2016 FIFA Club World Cup (officially known as the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016 presented by Alibaba YunOS Auto for sponsorship reasons) was the 13th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup, a FIFA-organised international club football tournament between the champion clubs from each of the six continental confederations, as well as the national league champion from the host country. The tournament was hosted by Japan. Real Madrid won their second Club World Cup, defeating hosts Kashima Antlers in the final.
|FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016|
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|Dates||8 – 18 December|
|Teams||7 (from 6 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||2 (in 2 host cities)|
|Champions||Real Madrid (2nd title)|
|Third place||Atlético Nacional|
|Goals scored||28 (3.5 per match)|
|Attendance||238,428 (29,804 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Cristiano Ronaldo (4 goals)|
|Best player(s)||Cristiano Ronaldo|
|Fair play award||Kashima Antlers|
The application process for the 2015–16 as well as the 2017–18 editions, i.e. two hosts, each hosting two years, began in February 2014. Member associations interested in hosting had to submit a declaration of interest by 30 March 2014, and provide the complete set of bidding documents by 25 August 2014. The FIFA Executive Committee was to select the hosts at their meeting in Morocco in December 2014. However, no such decision regarding the 2015–2016 host was made until 2015.
The following countries expressed an interest in bidding to host the tournament:
|Team||Confederation||Qualification||Qualified date||Participation (bold indicates winners)|
|Enter in the semi-finals|
|Atlético Nacional||CONMEBOL||Winners of the 2016 Copa Libertadores||27 July 2016||1st|
|Real Madrid||UEFA||Winners of the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League||28 May 2016||3rd (Previous: 2000, 2014)|
|Enter in the quarter-finals|
|Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors||AFC||Winners of the 2016 AFC Champions League||26 November 2016||2nd (Previous: 2006)|
|Mamelodi Sundowns||CAF||Winners of the 2016 CAF Champions League||23 October 2016||1st|
|América||CONCACAF||Winners of the 2015–16 CONCACAF Champions League||27 April 2016||3rd (Previous: 2006, 2015)|
|Enter in the play-off for quarter-finals|
|Auckland City||OFC||Winners of the 2016 OFC Champions League||23 April 2016||8th (Previous: 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)|
|Kashima Antlers||AFC (Hosts)||Winners of the 2016 J1 League||3 December 2016||1st|
|Suita City Football Stadium||International Stadium Yokohama|
|Capacity: 39,694||Capacity: 72,327|
|Confederation||Referee||Assistant referees||Video assistant referee|
|AFC||Nawaf Shukralla|| Yaser Tulefat
Taleb Al Marri
|CAF||Janny Sikazwe|| Jerson dos Santos
|CONCACAF||Roberto García|| José Camargo
|CONMEBOL||Enrique Cáceres|| Eduardo Cardozo
|OFC||Abdelkader Zitouni||Philippe Revel||Nick Waldron|
|UEFA||Viktor Kassai|| György Ring
| Damir Skomina|
Video assistant referees were tested during the tournament. The system was used for the first time when a penalty was awarded by referee Viktor Kassai in the first half of the semi-final between Atlético Nacional and Kashima Antlers after a review of video replay.
Each team had to name a 23-man squad (three of whom must be goalkeepers). Injury replacements were allowed until 24 hours before the team's first match. The official squads (excluding the host team, who was yet to be determined) were announced on 1 December 2016.
The schedule of the tournament was announced on 15 July 2016.
A draw was held on 21 September 2016, 11:00 CEST (UTC+2), at the FIFA headquarters in Zürich, Switzerland, to determine the positions in the bracket for the three teams which enter the quarter-finals.
If a match was tied after normal playing time:
- For elimination matches, extra time would be played. If still tied after extra time, a penalty shoot-out would be held to determine the winner.
- For the matches for fifth place and third place, no extra time would be played, and a penalty shoot-out would be held to determine the winner.
On 18 March 2016, the FIFA Executive Committee agreed that the competition would be part of the International Football Association Board's trial to allow a fourth substitute to be made during extra time.
|8 December – Yokohama|
|Kashima Antlers||2||11 December – Osaka|
|Auckland City||1||Mamelodi Sundowns||0|
|14 December – Osaka|
|18 December – Yokohama|
|11 December – Osaka|
|Real Madrid (a.e.t.)||4|
|Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors||1|
|15 December – Yokohama|
|Fifth place||Third place|
|Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors||4||Atlético Nacional (pen.)||2 (4)|
|Mamelodi Sundowns||1||América||2 (3)|
|14 December – Osaka||18 December – Yokohama|
Play-off for quarter-finalsEdit
|Kashima Antlers||2–1||Auckland City|
|Report||Kim Dae-wook 50'|
|Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors||1–2||América|
|Kim Bo-kyung 23'||Report||Romero 58', 74'|
|Mamelodi Sundowns||0–2||Kashima Antlers|
Match for fifth placeEdit
|Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors||4–1||Mamelodi Sundowns|
|Atlético Nacional||0–3||Kashima Antlers|
Match for third placeEdit
- 1 own goal
|Real Madrid (UEFA)||2||2||0||0||6||2||+4||6|
|Kashima Antlers (AFC) (H)||4||3||0||1||9||5||+4||9|
|Atlético Nacional (CONMEBOL)||2||0||1||1||2||5||−3||1|
|5||Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (AFC)||2||1||0||1||5||3||+2||3|
|6||Mamelodi Sundowns (CAF)||2||0||0||2||1||6||−5||0|
|7||Auckland City (OFC)||1||0||0||1||1||2||−1||0|
The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament.
|FIFA Fair Play Award|
- "2016 FIFA Club World Cup awards". Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Archived from the original on 12 January 2016. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
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- "Route to global glory revealed". FIFA.com. 21 September 2016.
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- "Match report Mamelodi Sundowns - Kashima Antlers 0:2 (0:0)" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 11 December 2016. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
- "Match report Jeonbuk Hyundai - Mamelodi Sundowns 4:1 (3:0)" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 14 December 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
- "Match report Atlético Nacional - Kashima Antlers 0:3 (0:1)" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 14 December 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
- "Match report Club América - Real Madrid, C.F. 0:2 (0:1)" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 15 December 2016. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
- "Match report Club América - Atlético Nacional 2:2 (1:2) 3:4 PSO" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 18 December 2016. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
- "Match report Real Madrid, C.F. - Kashima Antlers 4:2 AET (2:2, 1:1)" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 18 December 2016. Retrieved 18 December 2016.